While the government has confirmed that we are in the midst of the fourth wave of coronavirus, against the backdrop of a push for the Delta variant, an update on the epidemic in France with figures from Public Health France and the Ministry of Health.
This Thursday, July 29, 25,190 new cases of Covid-19 were identified in 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France, a total of 6,079,239 cases confirmed since the start of the epidemic.
The positivity rate, which measures the number of positive cases compared to the number of people tested, continues to rise steadily to 4.3% (against 4.1% on Wednesday).
Hospitals counted 7,236 Covid-19 patients on Wednesday (7,208 Tuesday) with 511 new admissions over 24 hours, according to figures from Public Health France. Among these patients, 1,015 are in critical care services (against 992 on Wednesday).
29 people have died of Covid-19 in hospitals in the past 24 hours. The total toll shows 111,795 dead since the start of the epidemic, including 85,281 in hospital.
As of Thursday, 41,674,094 people had received at least one injection (or 61.8% of the total population) and 34,758,961 people now had a complete vaccination schedule (or 51.6% of the total population).